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New Yamaha WR450F m.2012?

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2.1 gal tank capacity is lame. Hope aftermarket will make some good ones,

not tall and stupid looking like acerbis kx450f tank....

To Yamaha's credit, it is both kick and e-start.

Also check out this oversight:

N1tdu.jpg

It's for those times when your not sure which subframe to use...:)

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2.1 gal tank capacity is lame. Hope aftermarket will make some good ones,

not tall and stupid looking like acerbis kx450f tank....

To Yamaha's credit, it is both kick and e-start.

Also check out this oversight:

N1tdu.jpg

It's for those times when your not sure which subframe to use...:smashpc:

That's the prototype, not the production bike.

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That's the prototype, not the production bike.

Your source?

It's in the Yamaha Motors Official Youtube vid with this oversight...

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Your source?

It's in the Yamaha Motors Official Youtube vid with this oversight...

I have no reason to doubt Krannie is incorrect on this, I've heard alot of speculation that they will come in extremely limited numbers on top of it all.

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those are all the same pictures from the yamaha website

It really doesn't matter if anyone believes me...I just hope that redneck subframe setup doesn't actually make it into production.

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It really doesn't matter if anyone believes me...I just hope that redneck subframe setup doesn't actually make it into production.

it very well may, but I don't see what the big deal is.

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Could be a pre-production test mule?

Adds credibility to the statement they are using the YZF250 chassis!

If it saves $50 to $100 per bike to not recast that frame componet, I am ok with leaving it as is.

In this economy, we are lucky anyone is taking the risk to make us a new bike.

Let's wait till we actually ride it before we take it out back and shoot it:ride:

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I heard from "Joe" who rode one today, and he loved it. He rode it in the full GYTR kit mode, and was impressed all around. 51HP on the dyno in the race kit trim. Said it for sure felt lighter, and was much more flickable than his '07, and with much more 'serious' suspension. Sounds good to me.

If this post gets deleted, it's because I wasn't supposed to tell you all this..............:smashpc:

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I heard from "Joe" who rode one today, and he loved it. He rode it in the full GYTR kit mode, and was impressed all around. 51HP on the dyno in the race kit trim. Said it for sure felt lighter, and was much more flickable than his '07, and with much more 'serious' suspension. Sounds good to me.

If this post gets deleted, it's because I wasn't supposed to tell you all this..............:smashpc:

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now to get that down payment together.

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:smashpc:

now to get that down payment together.

+1

I am on a 2004 wr450 and absolutely love it.

however, the new aluminum frame bikes are supposed to handle better and feel lighter than my old steel frame, and the 2012 is supposed to be an improvement on that. on top of that, give me the bad boy forks in the 2012 model and this is a BIG step up for bikes.

I think i'll keep my old steel frame and put a tag on it and use it for dual sport rides or put street wheels on it, but this new one is going to be in the garage in the next year.

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